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In addition, the Connecticut Department of Social Services will provide over $16.5 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Sept. 17.
Connecticut and New York have been approved for grants under FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance program, which will allow both states to provide $300 per week -- on top of their regular unemployment benefit -- to those unemployed due to Covid-19.
If approved, the funds will “help fill the hole left when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program expired on July 26,” the governor said, noting that "this is only a temporary backstop,”
Approval of the emergency declaration allows the state to request direct federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”
The loosening of social distancing efforts and a concurrent reopening of some businesses could begin in June, according to one of the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board.
Multibillionaire, former presidential candidate and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be organizing and partially funding an effort aimed at tracing contacts...
The commission approved the release of $136 million in grants to cities and towns.
The state’s number of COVID-19-related deaths grew by a dramatic 197 today, bringing the total to 868, though Gov. Ned Lamont said that was due mainly to a large batch of data just received by the Department of Health from the Office of the Medical Examiner.
Fast Facts: The governor threw shade at President Trump over statements he made yesterday concerning governors and who has power to reopen state economies ...
Approximately 1,033 patients have been hospitalized, and statewide fatalities now stand at 165, with Fairfield County accounting for 86 of those deaths.
The $2.5 billion in the state’s Budget Reserve Fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) puts Connecticut "in pretty good shape" through at least June 30, said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Obviously, this is the rainy day,” added Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Melissa McCaw. “We are well-positioned to weather this storm.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York state have been making rapid progress on turning the...